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Obama Accuses NRA of Misleading US
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Obama Accuses NRA of Misleading US

US President Barack Obama has strongly criticized the most powerful US gun lobby during a televised public forum. He said the National Rifle Association had deliberately misrepresented proposed legislation on gun control.
The NRA declined to take part in the discussion, which it called a public relations spectacle, BBC reported.
Addressing the audience at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Obama blamed the NRA and others for suggesting that “somebody’s going to come grab your guns”.
He said all he was seeking to do was strengthen background checks, not seize all firearms.
He took questions from Taya Kyle, whose late husband, shooting victim Chris Kyle, was depicted in the film American Sniper.
Separately, in an article in the New York Times, he called gun violence a national crisis and urged owners and firearm manufacturers to play their part in ending it.
Obama added that he would not campaign for Democrats who did not back gun reforms, saying he wanted leaders brave enough to stand up to what he called the gun lobby’s lies.
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said the group had seen “no reason to participate in a public relations spectacle orchestrated by the White House”.
Meanwhile, US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said he would eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day in office, if elected.
Earlier this week, Obama unveiled a package of executive actions aimed at keeping guns from people who should not have access to them.

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